Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day with a Lavender Lady

     I want to start by wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are celebrating today, either as mothers or as daughters.

     A couple of days ago I shared a Gibson Girl image with you and today I've used another similar image but this time it's a digital image and it's by the sponsor of our latest challenge at 613 Avenue Create, Rick St. Dennis.  This image is called 1935 Hat.  Isn't she just marvelous?
     This week, we'd love to see you do shaped cards.  Of course, our challenges are always "Anything Goes" but we always have an option, too.  So, do a shaped card, or come play along with just the "Anything Goes" -- we want to be inspired by your creativity.

     I used a brand new Grand Caliber die set from Spellbinders to cut the card shape from heavy duty CS, folded it in half, and then layered on another die cut of the same shape but one size smaller.  The smaller shape is embossed with a "Linen" embossing folder, and both layers are embossed around the fancy edge.  I bought this die set, the first for my Grand Caliber, specifically because I thought it would make really great shaped cards.  I was right, wasn't I?  Rather different from the usual round or oval or scalloped-something card, wouldn't you say?

     I colored the image with Promarkers, then die cut it, and inked the edges before adhering it to the card front.  The flower embellishment in made by layering together silk petals, silk ribbon, and then a large, mulberry paper rose.  The ribbon was recycled from an old gift bag on which it served as the handle.  

As You Like It -- Favorite die or punch
Crafting for All Seasons -- Monochromatic
Crafty Creations -- Something old (ribbon), Something new (dies)
Crafty Ribbons -- No designer paper
Divas by Design -- Anything goes
Hanna & Friends -- Mother's Day
Live and Love Crafts -- 50 Shades of ... Lilac
Little Red Wagon -- All about Mom
Penny's Paper-Crafty -- Die cuts/punches
Whimsy Inspiration -- Anything goes

     By the time you see this, I'll be starting my last day at the coast with my daughter and three of my grandkids.  We're going to take a leisurely drive home, winding our way through some of the coast redwoods, and then through some of the most beautiful wine country anywhere in the world.  I have my camera so if I get some really magnificent shots, I may share them with you this upcoming week.  That will mostly depend on how the weather was.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. This is beautiful,love the design and gorgeous

  2. Connie,
    This is gorgeous! You are a fabulous addition to our team and we have been excited by your wonderful creativity! Thanks , bunches!
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create

  3. Happy Mother's Day, Miss Connie! Wonderful card design. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my SB Grand dies - cannot say enough good things about them. This one is perfect for your vintage Gibson image. Beautiful colors and a super pretty card. Hope you enjoy making many more shaped cards, Connie! They look good on you! hugs, de

  4. Connie, Great pick for your first dies for your Grand Caliber. This card is very unique and beautiful. Love the image and your pretty ribbons(great way to recycle) and flower. I'm so glad to hear you are vacationing with your daughter and grandkids. That certainly must make your Mother's Day so very special. Will await some gorgeous picture.

  5. Oh you know how I love those purple colors!! What a gorgeous design and fun layout!! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day my friend!! BIGGEST HUGS :)

  6. Happy Mother's day to you my dear friend. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

    As you know I just love this card and the image is stunning!!

    Linda xxxx

  7. I know you're having a wonderful Mother's Day and hope it just gets better as the day goes on. Have a safe trip home too!

    Love your beautiful card Connie! So pretty in all that purple! Great recycling on that ribbon too!

  8. Lovely. Beautifull image and colouring, such a gorgeous flower.


  9. Hi NanaConnie I love your card, the shape is fab & purple is my favourite colour!
    Love from Rebecca xx

  10. So pretty, I love the shape and colour and the image is fab
    Lindsay xx

  11. Yes...she's beautiful and so is your card. I don't own any of the wonderful Grand Caliber dies. Yours is marvelous! If I find the time, I hope to join the challenge.. Busy week ahead.

  12. Very nice! Love the shape, and absolutely am crazy about all the purple, of course! :)

  13. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  14. Very nicely done. Love the's my daughters favourite colour. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon.

  15. Love all the purples! You did a great job on this card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon.

  16. Gorgeous creation...thanks for playing with Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  17. This is beautiful and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Diva's by Design. Good Luck.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  18. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  19. Lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

  20. This is fabulous, Connie! Love how you've coloured her and that flower is so pretty! Really loving the purple too!
    Hugs, Tracey x

  21. Happy Mother's Day to you as well Connie...I love the shape of your card. I will have to try that. Beautiful...joann sassy raggedy

  22. GORGEOUS!!! love the color and adore the shape you have used.

  23. Fab card LOVE the size and shape too! Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  24. Lovely colours, thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons , Rebecca x

  25. Hi NC! I LOVE the shape of this card! Perfect for the challenge! Beautiful monochromatic purples and love the embellishments too!


  26. When I saw this over at 613, I just had to pop over and say how much I admire it. You've given me ideas for future projects. Just a gorgeous card through and through.


  27. I like the shape and the colours of your card. Very nice! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  28. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
    hugs Anke


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